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Lines of Latitude
Lines of Latitude
Lines of latitude on a globe are called parallels. They run east and west. The
equator is at 0° latitude. Use the map below to answer the questions.
North Pole

Equator
15°S

1 . 0° latitude is called the __________
2. Lines of latitude are caUed ______ _____
3. Parallels run which directions? ______and ______
4. The latitude of the North Pole is _________
5. Which parallel runs through Florida? _________
6. What is located at 90
0
S latitude? _________
7. Which parallel runs through Canada? __________
8. Lines of latitude above the equator are which direction?_____
9. Below the equator, the parallels are which direction? ______
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Lines of Latitude
Lateral Movement
Parallels measure the distance north or south from the equator. Zero degrees
latitude (0°) is at the equator. Half of the parallels are north of the equator
and half are south of it. The lines do not meet.
Equator 0°
1 . What is the symbol for degrees? ______
2. Latitude lines run _____ and _______
3. Latitude lines are called ___________
4. Give the latitude of the equator.
5. The parallels above the equator are which direction? ________
6. The parallels below the equator are which direction? ______
7. Color the equator parallel orange.
8. Color 15°N and 15°S green.
9. Color 30
0
N and 30
0
S blue.
10. Color 45°N and 45°S red.
11. Color 60
0
N and 60
0
S purple.
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Parallel of Latitude
I\Jame_________________
Lines ot Latitude
Imaginary Lines
Directions: Answer the questions below using these maps.
North Pole North Pole
90
0
N
/ - - = - - - - : : : - : - " " ' : " " ' : ' - : : : - - : - - ~ 45°N
Parallel of Latitude
Equator

/----=-­-­----=::.ort--------\ 15°N
900S
900S
South Pole South Pole
1. The ____________------_______ is 0°latitude.
2. The North Pole is degrees north latitude.
4. Lines north and south of the equator are coiled _____________
5. The ________________________ is 90
0
S latitude.
6. Which line is closer to the equator-300N or 15°S? _____________
7. Which is closer to the South Pole-45°S or 30
0
S? _____________
8. At what degree is the South Pole? __________________
9. If you wanted to find a city located at 45°N, would you look above or below the
equator? _________ _ ­
10. Which continent on the map is entirely north of the equator? ________
11. South America lies between the parallels of latitude _______oN and 60
0
S.
12. The equator runs through the northern part of the continent of _______
13. Color all the land north of the equator red.
14. Color all of the land south of the equator green.
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Unes of Latitude
What's My Line?
There are several important lines of latitude on the globe which have special
names.
Directions: Use a mapI globe or other resource to identify the special lines
on the illustration of the globe below.
Name the imaginary line that . ..
passes through Mexico.
is 0° latitude.
passes through Alaska. _____________
is 0° longitude. ____________
divides the Northern and Southern hemispheres. _____________
passes through Botswana. __________
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Lines of Latitude
Across the U.S.A.
CANADA
-­ -­
Des Moines

Denver
Dallas.
Directions: Use the map above to answer these questions.
1. Denver and New York are close to which parallel? _______
2. Which two cities are between 45°N and 50
0
N? _________
3. Los Angeles and Memphis are near which parallel?___________
4. Tallahassee is closest to which parallel? ____________
5. St. Louis is between which parallels? _______ and _____
6. Which city is farthest north? ___________ lt is between
which parallels? ________________ and _______
7. Which city is farthest south? ___________ lt is between
which parallels?
___________________ and
8. San Francisco is halfway between ______ and ______
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Lines of Latitude
Latitude in North America.
Use with page 292,
---__ _ Montreal
­ -----, -\
I "
Chicago
Des Moines.
St. Louis.
Memphis.
Pacific Ocean
Dallas. Tallahassee.
Atlantic Ocean 200N
--,
.. I ""'\
, New Orleans
Brownsville
MexiCo\
Guadalajara

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Lines of Latitude
Latitude in North America
Directions: Use the map on page 291 to answer the questions below,
1, The Arctic Circle is located between 60
0
N and ____°1\J,
2, Is Chicago closer to 400N or 50
0
N?___________
3, Name the three United States cities located between 200N and 30
0
N,
4, New York is closest to the __________ parallel of latitude,
5, Name the eight United States cities located between 30°Nand 40
0
N,
6, The Ocean is on the eastern side of the United States,
7, is the country south of the United States,
8, Canada is the country of the United States,
9, On the west, the United States is bordered by the Ocean,
10, Montreal is in the country of __________
11 , Seattle is located closest to the ______________ parallel of latitude,
12, What part of the United States does the Arctic Circle cross? _______
13, Memphis lis located between the parallel and the ____ parallel.
14, Is Daillas north or south of the 30
0
N parallel of latitude? ___________
15, Name the four United States cities located between 400N and 50
0
N,
16, Denver is closest to the ____parallel of latitude,
17, San Francisco is located near oN,
18, Does the Arctic Circle pass through Greenland? ___________
19, Which paralle'l of latitude on the map goes through Florida? _______
20, Guadalajara is located in what country? _____________________
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Parallels Help With Location
San Francisc;o-_..lA
San Bernardin
• GreQtfO/l$
Santa Fe
35°N
tL-' New Mexico
:
• Las c ruces:

1. Billings, Montana is which direction from the 46°N parallel?
2. Pueblo, Colorado is almost directly on the parallel of latitude.
3. The boundary between Oregon and Cal1ifornia is formed by the __ parallel.
4. The state of Wyoming is located between 41 oN parallel and parallel.
5. Name three cities in Idaho south of the 45°N parallel of latitude.
6. Which of these cities is south of the 35°N parallel-Flagstaff, Arizona or
RoswelL New Mexico? ____________________________ __________ _
7. Name the three California cities located between the 35°N and 38°N parallels.
8. All of the cities shown in Washington are between the parallels of
___________ and ___________
9. Which two Nevada cities are north of the 38°N parallel? _______
and ________________ _
10. Klamath Falls, Oregon is almost directly on the _____ parallel.
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